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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Developer challenge: I'll switch blogs to the first blogging service that supports OPML  —  Here's the deal.  I will switch to the blogging tool that outputs OPML automatically like what Michael Arrington did by hand.  —  Will it be a Microsoft service?  I hope so.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
OPML "crappy" Robertson says  —  James Robertson: "Ye gods, it's time someone came out and said something.  OPML is a really, really crappy format."  —  James, here's the deal.  I really don't care about specs.  I'm a user here.  When users say they want something the correct answer …
Discussion: Scripting News
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
OPML - An Awesome Experiment  —  We've been following the evolution of Dave Winer's OPML Editor for most of this year (TechCrunch Profile).  We've experimented with it, but never fully understood all of the incredible potential that it has.  —  Now we get it.
Discussion: WeBreakStuff and Library clips
Dave Winer /   Preview: TechCrunch directory in Scripting News
Brooks Boliek / Reuters:
Senators turning up heat on P2P pirates  —  WASHINGTON (Hollywood Reporter) - Lawmakers pushed federal authorities Wednesday to crack down on peer-to-peer services that pirate copyrighted works, while one P2P operator told them pressure from the recording industry was forcing him to change his ways.
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Barb Dybwad / The Social Software Weblog:
Approaching a definition of Web 2.0  —  Many folks are working towards getting at the heart of the Web 2.0 revolution.  I agree that visualizations such as Tim O'Reilly's or Dion Hinchcliffe's are not simple enough — they're too jargon-filled and don't do much to describe the big picture in human-readable terms.
Discussion: IP Democracy and Alex Barnett blog
Yahoo! Search blog:
Webmasters, tell us what we don't know  —  Having been to a couple of Search Engine Strategies conferences, I realized how much you look to search engines for information on how your content is indexed by them.  I've heard stories of elaborate scripts that scrape search engines, using 'site …
Terry Pedwell / Globe and Mail:
What's with them young whippersnappers?  —  Ottawa — Canadians illegally download 14 music CDs or other files from the Internet for every file they take from the web legally, a new recording-industry poll suggests.  —  The illegal downloading has cost retail music stores more than half …
Discussion: Techdirt and IT Facts
San Francisco Chronicle:
Google confirms Ames plan  —  Search engine plans offices, partnership with space agency  —  Google Inc. confirmed Wednesday that it will build up to 1 million square feet of offices at NASA Ames Research Center and collaborate with the space agency on research surrounding topics …
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
MORE ON GOOGLE AND NASA  —  In the book I asked Eric Schmidt what was next for Google.
Discussion: business2blog
Brad Hill / The Unofficial Google Weblog:
Google, UPN, and Baby Steps  —  Google's headline-inducing acquisition of "Everybody Hates Chris" is part of a larger deal than I realized when that TV pilot was first released on Google Video.  Google has reportedly signed an agreement with UPN to provide streaming access to already-aired TV shows …
Scott M. Fulton, III / Tom's Hardware Guide:
Dell extends XPS series, confirms 256 MByte memory requirement for Vista PCs  —  New York (NY) - In a press conference to unveil Dell's an extended and updates range XPS line of products, founder and chairman Michael Dell told reporters that for any computer to be "Vista ready," …
Bradley S. Klapper / Associated Press:
U.S. Insists on Keeping Control of Web  —  GENEVA — A senior U.S. official rejected calls on Thursday for a U.N. body to take over control of the main computers that direct traffic on the Internet, reiterating U.S. intentions to keep its historical role as the medium's principal overseer.
Adam Hertz / Technorati Weblog:
Site Performance and Improvement Update  —  We've been making a lot of updates and tweaks to our backend, as described at the beginning of the month.  Most of these changes have been around speed and performance, and I hope that you've noticed the difference.  We've also been listening to a lot of your feedback and comments.
Discussion: Sifry's Alerts
Gregg Keizer / InformationWeek:
Firefox gained one percentage point of market share in five months, compared to the one-point-per-month gains after its release a year ago.  —  Firefox's once-strong surge against Microsoft Internet Explorer is showing signs of losing momentum, a Web metrics firm said Wednesday.

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